Costa Rica Versus Panama: Which Country is Best for You?

Costa Rica Versus Panama: Which Country is Best for You?

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January 21, 2017

My wife, Suzan Haskins, and I were married in Costa Rica 14 years ago and have been back for business and pleasure almost every year since. We also lived in Panama in 2006 and, like Costa Rica, have returned nearly every year for International Living events, editorial trips, and vacations. So it is inevitable that...

The REAL Cost of a Good Life in Ecuador

The REAL Cost of a Good Life in Ecuador

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January 7, 2017

For three days now, I've been telling you that in Ecuador, you can have it all...but at what price? What must you give up to make a good life here? International Living is, at times, accused of seeing the world through rose-colored glasses...of overlooking the bad and omitting the blemishes. If you've been here in Quito the past few days, I doubt you'd agree with that.

San Ramon, Costa Rica: A Perfect Retirement

San Ramon, Costa Rica: A Perfect Retirement

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January 3, 2017

It wasn’t the practical reasons, like lower cost of living, great—and cheap—medical care, and friendly people, that convinced Dave Scott to move to San Ramón, a town on the western edge of Costa Rica’s Central Valley region. Though the country has all those advantages and more, and while those were factors in the decision, it was something else that drew him. “It was like an invisible string around my neck pulling me here,” says Dave. “It’s more of a heart thing than a head thing. It’s hard to explain. It was just the feeling I had.”

Personal, Affordable, Top-Quality Healthcare in Panama

Personal, Affordable, Top-Quality Healthcare in Panama

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December 9, 2016

Healthcare is a concern for most expats thinking about moving abroad. As I get older, I’m aware that at some point I will need good healthcare. When I was looking into moving to Panama, I wanted to make sure that the country could provide me with quality healthcare I could rely on for any healthcare concern or issue that may arise.

“Which country offers a high level of affordable healthcare and medical coverage for expats living there?”

“Which country offers a high level of affordable healthcare and medical coverage for expats living there?”

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October 21, 2016

Hi IL Experts, My husband and I are looking into retiring overseas in the next year. We have been looking at the countries that your experts cover but have not made our decision yet. A major factor for us is the level of healthcare available in the country and what medical coverage and insurance would Read more...: “Which country offers a high level of affordable healthcare and medical coverage for expats living there?”